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Building a Library: Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

With Andrew McGregor. Including Building a Library: Wagner: Siegfried Idyll; Shostakovich from Gergiev and Les Siecles in Stravinsky; Disc of the Week: Brahms: Clarinet Quintet.

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Sat 12 Jul 2014 09:00

9.00am

Scottish fantasy Op.46 for violin and orchestra         

Performers:     Nicola Benedetti, BBC Scottish S O, Rory MacDonald        

Composers:    Max Bruch (1838 - 1920)      

Album Title:     DECCA : 478 6690    

 

 

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Performers:     Julie Fowlis, Phil Cunningham, Nicola Bennedetti, ensemble          

Composers:    Traditional arr. Julie Fowlis    

Album Title:     DECCA : 478 6690    

 

 

Quartet in D minor FWV N:g2  

Performers:     Ensemble Marsyas    

Composers:    Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688 - 1758)          

Album Title:     Linn Records: CKD 467         

 

Symphony no. 93 in D major H.1.93

Performers:     London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis   

Composers:    Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809) 

Album Title:     LSO LIVE : LSO0702

 

 

Symphony no. 8 in G major Op.88   

Performers:     Pittsburgh S O, Manfred Honeck      

Composers:    Antonin Dvorak (1841 - 1904)           

Album Title:     Reference Recordings: FR-710SACD          

9.30am Building a Library

Martin Cotton compares recordings of Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll and makes a recommendation:

 

Top recommendation:

 

Lucerne Festival: Claudio Abbado

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 36

SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'

WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll (COE)

Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Vienna Philharmonic, Claudio Abbado (conductor)

AUDITE AUDITE95627 (CD)

10.20am

Andrew explores the Carlo Bergonzi box set released recently on Decca in celebration of the tenor’s 90th birthday.

 

 

E lucevan le stelle (Tosca)    

Performers:     Carlo Bergonzi (tenor), Orchestra Dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecillia, Gianandrea Gavazzeni      

Composers:    Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)        

Album Title:     Decca: 478 7373       

 

 

O terra addio   (Aida)             

Performers:     Renata Tebaldi (Aida), Carlo Bergonzi (Radames), Giulietta Simionato (Amnires), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Singverein, Herbert von Karajan  

Composers:    Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)           

Album Title:     Decca: 478 7373       

 

 

Di tu se fedele (Un Ballo in maschera)          

Performers:     Carlo Bergonzi (Riccardo), Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rome Orchestra, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rome Chorus, Georg Solti         

Composers:    Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)           

Album Title:     Decca: 478 7373       

 

 

Parigi, o cara (La Traviata)    

Performers:     Joan Sutherland (Violetta), Carlo Bergonzi (Alfredo), Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, John Pritchard        

Composers:    Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)           

Album Title:     Decca: 478 7373       

 

 

Sire! Egli e tempo (Don Carlo)          

Performers:     Carlo Bergonzi, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Renata Tebaldi, Royal Opera House Orchestra, Royal Opera House Chorus, Georg Solti

Composers:    Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)           

Album Title:     Decca: 478 7373       

 

 

Di quella pira l'orrendo foco (Il Trovatore)     

Performers:     Carlo Bergonzi, Antonietta Stella, La Scala Orchestra, La Scala Chorus, Tullio Serafin     

Composers:    Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)           

Album Title:     Decca: 478 7373       

 

 

Celesta Aida (Aida)    

Performers:     Carlo Bergonzi, Antonietta Stella, La Scala Orchestra, La Scala Chorus, Tullio Serafin     

Composers:    Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)           

Album Title:     Decca: 478 7373       

10.45am New Releases

Stephen Johnson talks to Andrew about recent releases of works by Russian composers.

 

 

Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4, 5, 6

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 4 in C minor Op. 43; Symphony No. 5 in D minor Op. 47; Symphony No. 6 in B minor Op. 54

Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

MARIINSKY MAR0545 (2Hybrid SACD mid-price)

 

 

PROKOFIEV: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 - 5 (Complete)

Vladimir Krainev (piano), The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Dmitri Kitayenko (conductor)

MELODIYA MELCD1002227 (2CD mid-price)

 

 

Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps, Petrouchka

STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring; Petrushka

Les Siecles, Francois-Xavier Roth (conductor)

ACTES SUD ASM15 (CD)

 

 

Weinberg: Symphony No. 21 & Polish Tunes

WEINBERG: Symphony No. 21 Op. 152, Kaddish; Polish Tunes Op. 47, No. 2

Veronika Bartenyeva (soprano), Siberian Symphony Orchestra, Dmitry Vasilyev

TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC0193 (CD)

 

 

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 7 in C major Op. 60 'Leningrad'

Halle, Sir Mark Elder (conductor)

HALLE CDHLL7537 (CD)

11.50am Disc of the Week

Brahms: Clarinet Quintet

BRAHMS: Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op. 115; Die Mainacht Op. 43 No. 2; Clarinet Trio in A minor Op. 114; Madchenlied Op. 107 No. 5; Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer Op. 105 No. 2; Vergebliches Standchen Op. 84 No. 4; Feldeinsamkeit Op. 86 No. 2

Janine Jansen ( violin), Boris Brovtsyn (violin), Maxim Rysanov (viola), Torleif Thedeen (cello), Roland Pontinen (piano), Torleif Thedeen (cello), Roland Pontinen (piano)Br, Martin Frost (clarinet)

BIS BIS2063 (Hybrid SACD mid-price)

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